Monday, March 20, 2017

How to Drink More Water

Happy Monday y'all! It's been a while since I shared a health post with y'all but I figured that it is the perfect time to do so with spring break and summer just around the corner (!!!). If you look on Pinterest or just on the Internet on ways to be healthier, drinking more water is almost always one of the tips. Even though it sounds so easy, it definitely can be overlooked but is so important to your overall health. I'm definitely not perfect in drinking lots of water but I decided to share a few of my favorite tips on drinking more water.

Ironically not water haha!

Use a Straw
Sounds odd but trust me on this one! Adding a straw to your water makes it so much easier to drink more of it, which helps if you're wanting to increase the amount of water you drink each day.

Bring your Water Everywhere with You
I honestly almost never leave the house without a water bottle. I always have one with me, whether it's to school, to work, to barre, running errands, etc. Having it in the car makes sure I'm drinking more and it saves me money as well since I don't have to buy a water or another drink

Remember to re-fill
Whether it's filling it up at the water fountain or bringing a bottle of water to refill your cup with, it's super important to refill your water throughout the day. For school, I will typically bring a bottle of SmartWater so I have that with me throughout the day.

Add lemon juice
If you're someone who gets bored drinking plain water, adding lemon juice is a great way to jazz up the flavor but drink more water as well!

Buy a bigger water bottle
I switch between my Corkcicle that I got for Christmas and my Lilly S'Well during the week and I've found that when I bring the Corkcicle, which is bigger, I drink a lot more water during the day. This is such an easy way to boost your water intake.

Log it
When I log the amount of water I drink into my Fitbit app (read about my Fitbit Alta here), it motivates to drink more throughout the day. Even if you don't have a Fitbit, there is plenty of apps that do the same thing that are often free!

Cut out other Drinks
A bit harder to do than the other tips but definitely effective. I don't drink soda (read why here) and only really drink sweet tea and water, which means I'm drinking a lot more water than I did when I drank soda. Deciding to only drink water until dinner or on weekdays really helps cut down on other drinks and increase the amount of water you drink.


Do you have any more tips for drinking more water? Let me know in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. I definitely need to stop my mid morning coffee and exchange it for water! I also agree that drinking through a straw definitely makes you drink more.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing
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  3. I need to drink more water. I like to add strawberries to my water.

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